Flood Warning Info - River Calder at Cooper Bridge

Area Description

Cooper Bridge Road Sewage Treatment Works, Huddersfield Road Industrial Units and Battyeford sports ground.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 00:17
River Calder
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall. Further scattered rainfall is forecast overnight and into Monday (10/02/2020). However we expect the risk of flooding to reduce as we do not anticipate any significant river response. We urge residents to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 08:15 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.

Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 11:26
River Calder
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight due to Storm Ciara. A further heavy pulse of rain is causing a sharp river response so property flooding is possible in the late morning today, 09/02/20. Areas most at risk are in the Cooper Bridge Area. We expect river levels to continue to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please put your flood plan into action and see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 19:20 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.

Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 00:03
River Calder
Levels have peaked and are beginning to fall. The rain has cleared the catchment, but the threat of showers remain into the early hours of Sunday morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing and we do not currently expect the forecast showers to cause the rivers to rise to levels which could result in property flooding. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast from the Leeds Incident Room. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.

Flood Warning issued on 16 Mar 2019 18:08
River Calder
River levels continue to rise as a result of the prolonged rainfall today (Saturday 16 March). Rainfall has been higher than anticipated. Please avoid contact with flood water, plan your routes carefully and continue to action any flood plan. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this warning when the situation changes.